Upgrading a hard drive for a laptop

  javaBalls 13:22 10 Jun 2005
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A friend has asked mt if it is easy to upgrade the hard drive for his laptop.

I thought that it would not be reconmended to do a task youself. I know you can upgrade the RAM for a latop but I think the hard drive would be more tricky.

Anyone ever done this upgrade before?

  BH34 13:47 10 Jun 2005

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:54 10 Jun 2005

Most laptop just slot in easily on the underside of the machine.

Four screws to hold in into a caddy and then just slide in.

Make sure the BIOS is capable of handling the size of HDD bfore you buy.

  wee eddie 15:19 10 Jun 2005

Transfer of Software, particularly if the Laptop is made by one of the Big Boys.

They don't make it easy for you to install other folks kit.

  dan11 16:35 10 Jun 2005

Upgraded my Compaq from a 17 gig to a 40gig. The 40gig has a 8mb buffer and a 5400rpm speed. Extremely faster.

It took about 10 minutes. The make and model of the lappy might help.;-)

  AubreyS 17:04 10 Jun 2005

Depends on the laptop. I upgraded the hard drive on my Dell laptop and it took me about two minutes.

  phono 17:20 10 Jun 2005

I have upgraded and replaced many laptop HDs, as Fruit Bat /\0/\ says, however, make sure the BIOS is capable of handling the size of HDD bfore you buy.

  javaBalls 09:04 13 Jun 2005

Thanks for the advice guys.

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